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The Oracle: Marlene - Seth Harwood (excerpt from YOUNG JUNIUS)

The Oracle: Marlene - Seth Harwood (excerpt from YOUNG JUNIUS)

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Chapter 8 of YOUNG JUNIUS - in which we meet Marlene, captain of the 410 and 411 towers. More info at http://sethharwood.com Young Junius is available now from Tyrus Books wherever books are sold.

In 1987, fourteen-year-old Junius Posey sets out on the cold Cambridge (Mass.) streets to find his brother’s killer in a cluster of low-income housing towers—prime drug-dealing territory. After committing a murder to protect his friend, he finds himself without protection from retribution. His mother gives him fifty dollars and instructions to run, but Junius refuses to live a life in hiding. Instead, shocked by the violence he’s created and determined to see its consequences, he returns to the towers to complete his original mission.

"Harwood’s cutaway view of a single bloody day in a housing project is an impressive feat . . . Harwood’s empathy runs deeply indeed." -- Booklist on YOUNG JUNIUS

"Searing . . . a vicious black comedy of murderous errors. Harwood pulls no punches." -- Publishers Weekly on Seth Harwood's Young Junius

Chapter 8 of YOUNG JUNIUS - in which we meet Marlene, captain of the 410 and 411 towers. More info at http://sethharwood.com Young Junius is available now from Tyrus Books wherever books are sold.

In 1987, fourteen-year-old Junius Posey sets out on the cold Cambridge (Mass.) streets to find his brother’s killer in a cluster of low-income housing towers—prime drug-dealing territory. After committing a murder to protect his friend, he finds himself without protection from retribution. His mother gives him fifty dollars and instructions to run, but Junius refuses to live a life in hiding. Instead, shocked by the violence he’s created and determined to see its consequences, he returns to the towers to complete his original mission.

"Harwood’s cutaway view of a single bloody day in a housing project is an impressive feat . . . Harwood’s empathy runs deeply indeed." -- Booklist on YOUNG JUNIUS

"Searing . . . a vicious black comedy of murderous errors. Harwood pulls no punches." -- Publishers Weekly on Seth Harwood's Young Junius

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Published by: Seth Harwood on Nov 09, 2010
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SETH HARWOOD
 YOUNG JUNIUS
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8
Marlene looked out
at the roofs of the other two towers: the addi-tional one she held and the one Rock’s boys controlled. In both shecould see flames burning in the windows, the occasional lighterbrought up to a pipe filled with what they’d started calling crack.Crack: solid cocaine rolled into a ball and mixed with shit, cut-ter, ammonia. Smoked. The fastest high, the worst down, the mostpeople fucked up she’d ever seen this fast. Marlene wasnt selling rocksto people in her towers, not supplying her own with the white deaththat went for less than weed, fucked you up ten times worse, and leftyou begging for another blast.No, she wouldnt work that way; she wouldnt take her own peo-ple to that place and make them beg. But Rock would, and now sheneeded to clear him out. Her people were already walking over to 412and buying from his crew.She ran a fingertip across her upper lip. In her hand, she clutchedthe remote for the lighting and shades. She’d made her penthouse by breaking out a wall and joining two of the public housing units to-gether, and she could call it that all she wanted, but looking out the windows into North Cambridge, into a town of two-family separatedhouses, she knew there was more than what she had here.
Visit http://sethharwood.com/Junius to read more, listen to the book free, or buy your print copy.

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